Misconceptions from Television – mental_floss on YouTube (Ep. 14)

Misconceptions from Television – mental_floss on YouTube (Ep. 14)

A weekly show where we debunk common misconceptions. This week, Elliott discusses some misconceptions from television!

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20 Responses

  1. Captain Obvious says:

    Your fire is blue. Why is your fire blue? Your fire should not be blue.

  2. David Okumura says:

    perception misconception

  3. SirLobsterman says:

    #8 except most shows like CSI and Law and Order don’t necessarily portray
    all cases being solved, they portray the cases they are working on in the
    episode being solved. with CSI, the time between some episodes can be
    months in the CSI universe. they’re just showing a CSI office’s best cases
    in the time the show aired.

  4. David Okumura says:

    conception misconceptions! hehe

  5. MorningThief83 says:

    misconceptions about architects. only a tiny portion of architectural firms
    still use drafting boards to create hand drawings. everybody else now uses
    some form of CAD program. i cringe every time i see an architect’s office
    portrayed in TV or films…

  6. Emmanuel Ong says:

    Misconceptions on flying

  7. FrayedLogic says:

    Fish hanging out in the upper corner of the tank like that isn’t usually a
    good thing.

  8. Bubby211 says:

    Well of course we wouldn’t see the all of the failed cases… it wouldn’t
    be as entertaining.

  9. deadeaded says:

    Is it just me, or are the blue/green values a bit off here?

  10. JoelLS101 says:

    cept in 2 broke girls the whole running joke is they arent on the lease
    because the apartment is rent controlled so your statement is invalid. it
    would however be valid the landlord found out their scam and bumped the
    rent up

  11. shoegazefan says:

    Suggestion for an episode: Misconceptions about acne

  12. Dimitri Maurry says:

    Subscribe to my channel

  13. DreamingIce says:

    Oh, thank you so much for bring up the “flatlining heart means defib time”
    thing. Annoys the shit out of me. Defib is only for certain arrythmias.
    Drugs and CPR are the default for pretty much everything else.

    …but, it is an easy way for me to judge the research quality shows have

  14. Nicholas Wallace says:

    Misconceptions about the President/Politics/Government?
    Misconceptions about Music?

  15. MrWolfy43 says:


  16. Justin Dre says:

    lol looks like an image of a german cop at 1:29
    i hear they dont rock the funkie green uniforms and cars anymore 🙁 

  17. chad hallmark says:

    you quoted obama as a source on scandals. fail.

  18. Ashley Sly says:

    Yea well Obama is a lying nigger so…yea

  19. Jesse Love says:

    One misconception that WAY too frequently appears in movies and TV shows
    and drives me absolutely insane is that a taser/stun gun will render the
    victim unconscious….!?!?!? WHY IS THIS A THING… ALWAYS in any type of
    entertainment. This never happens ever in real life!? WTF STOP IT

    I am pretty disappointed it didn’t make it into this list

  20. s0nnyburnett says:

    You could make another channel, a book series, a movie series, an
    encyclopedia set, an a ten volume dvd box set about tv misconceptions.